THUNDER BAY – The message that alcohol consumption and driving a motor vehicle are being heard by most drivers. Not all drivers however.
Thunder Bay Police report, that an “Impaired Driver took out a signal light at about 4AM this morning.”
In a media statement, Thunder Bay Police share that they were alerted to a single vehicle collision that had occurred on the Harbour Expressway near Memorial Avenue.
Upon arrival, they found a vehicle had skidded off the road and up onto the meridian, then struck the traffic light pole, knocking it down onto the pavement. That vehicle had since left the scene. Very quickly officers were able to see a green Honda Civic with extensive damage parked in a lot adjacent to the intersection.
The only occupant of the vehicle, a twenty-five year-old male Thunder Bay resident was placed under arrest for impaired driving and escorted to the Balmoral St police station for breath testing.
He was held in custody – for his own protection for several hours and then released.
The driver has been charged with Criminal Code charges of drive over .08/impaired driving, and breach of probation. Under the Highway Traffic Act his license has been suspended immediately for 90 days and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days.